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Our Mission is to increase individual and collective food access and self-reliance in Nova Scotia.
Specifically we aim to support our community in developing more environmentally and economically sustainable ways of growing, purchasing, processing and consuming locally produced foods. We do so by fostering food action and activism, re-valuing local food and farmers, food skills training and education, and promoting engagement in food policy.
The EAC was one of the first organizations in the Maritimes to identify the important connections between our food system and the environment. For over a decade, we have been working towards creating a more sustainable food system. We have done so by working with local farmers and gardeners, promoting local purchasing, farmers markets, and CSA’s, and enhancing people’s food skills and knowledge.
The food team at the EAC is currently made up of the Food Action Committee (FAC), and the Our Food Project:
FAC is a volunteer led group that addresses food security and environmental concerns. (Read More)
The Our Food Project is a seven year staff-led project aimed at increasing community food security in the HRM and beyond. (Read More)
To see a list of our previous projects click here.
Check out these videos, showcasing the Our Food Project and community food partners:
Adventures in Local Food: Check out our blog for info on our project, current events, seasonal food, tips on canning and preserving and more!
The Good Food First Club: An after school pilot program that used a field to fork approach, pairing school garden activities with skills building in the kitchen; making the connections between how food is grown and how to prepare healthy, tasty meals. Check out videos on some of the topics we covered...
Photovoice in the Garden was an exciting particpatory research project addressing the question, "what does your garden mean to you?"12 participants, all newcomers to Canada, answered this question with both quotes and photos. Click here to learn more.
Garden Coordinators Storytelling: As part of the Our Food Project of the Ecology Action Centre, 20 community garden coordinators from across Halifax were brought together to connect and reflect on their gardening projects. Check out this video to learn more.
The Our Food Project organized an Urban Agriculture Tour in and around Halifax Regional Municipality on August 28, 2013. Check out this video to learn more.
The Halifax Garden Network is an excellent source of information for gardeners and local food enthusiasts. For more information check out their website.
The Halifax Food Policy Alliance is a community led initiative whose goal is to encourage positive food policy change in the region. Check out our facebook page for more information.